Youthful Passions: Outer Space

For those of us of a certain age
The names “Apollo” and “Gemini” have a special meaning
And the great real-life heroes of 1969
Weren’t playing sports, they were walking on the moon

I dreamed of going up there, living up there
I thought my future would be in space
And I grabbed hold of every outer space thing I could find
“Star Trek”, “Space: 1999”, “Silent Running”,
And finally, “Star Wars” eight years after the moon landing

A clear night sky
In a place without light pollution
Is still the most awesome sight I know

And I know there will always be kids who dream
Of living among the stars